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Minke Whale Lunge Feeding

June 28, 2021

Feeding Frenzy with 4 Minke Whales, Harbor Seals, and Pelagic Birds!

Haleigh | M/V Sea Lion | June 28, 2021 | 2:00pm Given today was one of the hottest days on San Juan Island, our boat full of passengers stoked to be on the water. The cool breeze hit us as we left Friday Harbor and the chill set in as we traveled southbound through San Juan Channel, passing harbor...Read more

June 27, 2021

Going the distance for Orcas- Our Trek to Admiralty Inlet

What a day today’s trip turned out to be! As we left Friday Harbor there was no doubt about it- it was a hot summer day! Today was one of those days that had made history for how hot it was, but little did we know that we would be making history for more than just that today! Captain Pete had been...Read more

June 26, 2021

Humpback Whale in San Juan Channel at Sunset

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | June 26, 2021 | 5:30pm The Salish Sea supports an abundant, diverse ecosystem full of lengthy kelp beds, speckled phytoplankton, small schooling fish, and our larger marine mammals! Using our knowledge of the environment, we can predict where certain animals will congregate...Read more
Minke Whale Lunge Feeding

June 25, 2021

Up Close and Personal with Minke Whales

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | June 25, 2021 | 5:30pm Tonight was a gorgeous, glassy evening on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. What normally is a body of rippling waves ended up being flat and silent, perfect for spotting wildlife! We journeyed south of Friday Harbor, down through San Juan Channel and into...Read more

June 25, 2021

Heading to Henry for a Humpback!

Today was a great day to get out on the water! The sun was shining, the summer weather was upon us, and to keep with the theme of Summer- there was a Humpback whale just a short trip away! Captain Pete and I were excited that we had a report of a humpback whale in Haro Strait before our trip left,...Read more
Humpback Whale in Haro Strait

June 25, 2021

Humpback Whale Cruises the Haro Strait

Olivia | M/V Osprey | June 25th, 2021 | 12:30pm With the sunshine on our side, we immediately decided to make the decision to head north around the top of San Juan Island with some rumors of a baleen whale lurking in the air. This brought us all the way towards County Park, just north of Lime Kiln...Read more
Transient Orcas traveling near Orcas Island

June 24, 2021

The Best Kind of Mugging by 2 Bigg’s Killer Whales

Haleigh | M/V Osprey | June 24, 2021 | 5:30pm I’ll likely say this throughout the summer -- sunsets are the absolute best time to be on the water. As we leave the dock and pass in and around the islands, everything around us is either sparkling or glowing. Tonight’s excursion lived up to the magic...Read more

June 24, 2021

T-Party of Bigg’s Killer Whales in the San Juan Channel!

Maxx K. | M/V Sea Lion | 06/24/2021 | 2:00 When Sea Lion left Friday Harbor we had heard mere rumors of Killer Whales south of us in the Juan de Fuca. As we trudged through the current at Cattle Pass these rumors swiftly became a reality as blows and dorsal fins appeared on the horizon heading...Read more

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